HC Deb 28 February 1972 vol 832 c46W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Minister of State for Defence if he is satisfied with the method of selection of working-class applicants for commissions in the Armed Forces; if he will review procedures; if he will establish an independent committee to inquire into the methods of selection for officers; and if he will make a statement.

Lord Balniel

I am satisfied that the Services' method of selection for officers are both fair and honest and that each applicant, irrespective of his background, is judged upon his merits. I therefore see no need to review procedures or set up an independent committee.